Friday, October 26, 2012

Bunny Williams New Beeline Home!

My first Landscape Design "crush" was on Bunny Williams.  I was in design school at the New York Botanical Gardens in 1997 (crap that makes me feel old!!!).  Her book "On Garden Style" was one of the first garden design inspiration books that I ever bought, and I still treasure it to this day. The photos are stunning and the design is rock solid.

And then I found out that she is also an Interior Designer (I know - totally backwards, most people know her as an Interior Designer first and then find out she designs gardens).  At that point I was totally sold - because that is exactly what I wanted to do.  Not that I would DARE compare myself to such a master, but at the very least we share a similar goal ;).  After all, the design concepts of scale and proportion, style and form, use of space, architecture, color and texture totally cross over between interior and garden design.  Have a look at some of her incredible projects!

I had the tremendous privilege to see Bunny Williams speak at the Boston Design Center yesterday.  She spoke for an hour and for 90% of it, imparted the most incredible, anecdotal information about design, clients, and the business of Interior Design.  One audience member thanked her for her truly "generous" talk. And I couldn't agree more. I suppose that's why she is a master of her art.

She spent the last 10% of her time with us showing her new line "Beeline Home" and explaining the level of detail that goes in to each and every piece. Ensuring that the "undersides of tables are as beautiful as the topsides" and that the finish on the tables has caused even the most learned antiques dealers to question the age of the new piece. You have got to see it to believe it!

This desk has a secret feature - the legs are hollow to accommodate all the ugly computer wires!!

This sofa has over 2,000 individual nail heads!

 And this incredible ottoman has plenty of room for feet and bums, but also the tray lifts out!

Incredible. Simply. Incredible.


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1 comment:

  1. Great post! I was at the BDC but missed the event, so I'm soo happy to get a recap from you! Love the desk, the lamp the ottoman!